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Nepal Deputy PM seeks India's support for polls

Nepal will hold its first local elections in two decades on May 14 which will pave the way for provincial and then national elections later in the year.

Nepal Deputy PM seeks Indias support for polls
Nepal Deputy Prime Minister Bimalendra Nidhi has sought India's support, particularly with vehicles and logistics, for the upcoming local level elections, a media report said on Wednesday.

After his meeting with newly appointed Indian Ambassador to Nepal Majeev Singh Puri, Nidhi, who is also Minister for Home Affairs, said he had repeated the request made with Indian officials during his recent visit to New Delhi, the Kathmandu Post reported.

Ambassador Puri responded positively, said Nidhi.

Nepal will hold its first local elections in two decades on May 14 which will pave the way for provincial and then national elections later in the year.

The Home Ministry, through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, has already sent a request to New Delhi for material support. According to the Indian Embassy, the ambassador assured "serious consideration of the request".

Besides, Nidhi and Puri also agreed to enhance cooperation for fighting terrorism that poses serious threat to both neighbouring countries.

They also discussed about bilateral security cooperation and Nepal's political situation.

India gifts seven horses to Nepal Army

Visiting Indian Army chief Gen. Bipin Rawat on Wednesday presented seven horses to the Nepal Army, a media report said.

Gen. Rawat, who is here on a four-day visit to Nepal -- during which President Bidhya Devi Bhandari will confer upon him the honorary rank of General in the Nepal Army -- handed over a stallion light breed, two brood mares, two gelds and two donkey stallions to his Nepali counterpart Gen. Rajendra Chhetri, the Himalayan Times reported.

Rawat also called on Gen. Chhetri at the Nepal Army Headquarters here on Wednesday.

Issues of mutual concern and bilateral relations were discussed during the meeting, according to a press statement issued by the Nepal Army Directorate of Public Relations.

Gen. Rawat also laid a wreath at the Bir Memorial at the Army Pavilion where a Nepal Army contingent presented him guard of honour.
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